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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 10. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Egypt 553.02 2006
2 Niger 513.12 2001
3 Burkina Faso 495.55 2006
4 Sierra Leone 420.36 2004
5 Ethiopia 363.19 2007
6 Benin 360.83 2002
7 Pakistan 356.2 1998
8 Bangladesh 341.56 2001
9 Morocco 341.09 2004
10 East Timor 329.38 2004
11 Bhutan 325.2 2005
12 Nepal 323.95 2001
13 Burundi 322.99 2008
14 Liberia 293.22 2008
15 Papua New Guinea 291.74 2000
16 Mauritania 291.6 2000
17 Mozambique 278.85 2007
18 India 265.23 2001
19 Cambodia 228.12 1998
20 Algeria 214.51 1998
21 Nigeria 202.4 2006
22 Uganda 194.6 2002
23 Tunisia 190.36 2004
24 Guatemala 188.58 2002
25 Tanzania 188.25 2002
26 Nicaragua 141.52 2005
27 South Africa 132.28 1996
28 Iran 125.73 2011
29 Honduras 124.74 2001
30 Oman 121.95 2003
31 El Salvador 117.38 2007
32 Saint Lucia 113.67 2001
33 Saudi Arabia 108.98 2004
34 Dominican Republic 91.78 2010
35 Sao Tome and Principe 91.71 2001
36 Mauritius 82.05 2011
37 Bolivia 78.54 2001
38 Brazil 74.81 2010
39 Malaysia 73.43 2000
40 Vietnam 69.87 1999
41 Swaziland 68.34 2007
42 Suriname 68.32 2004
43 Indonesia 66.72 2005
44 Sri Lanka 66.16 2001
45 Kuwait 65.63 2005
46 Malta 64.68 2005
47 Colombia 56.91 2005
48 Philippines 56.61 2000
49 Brunei 50.47 2001
50 Zimbabwe 49.86 2002
51 Peru 49.23 2007
52 Fiji 47.55 1996
53 Mexico 47.42 2010
54 Portugal 47.25 2011
55 Venezuela 46.4 2001
56 Paraguay 46.35 2002
57 Ecuador 45.91 2010
58 Bahrain 45.45 2001
59 Seychelles 45.43 2010
60 Turkey 41.15 2011
61 China 40.51 2010
62 Panama 40.44 2010
63 Greece 33.92 2001
64 Chile 33.67 2002
65 Qatar 31.19 2010
66 Republic of Macedonia 30.64 2002
67 Thailand 29.02 2010
68 Ukraine 27.95 2001
69 Kiribati 25.42 2010
70 Uruguay 24.75 1996
71 Romania 23.34 2002
72 Spain 22.08 2001
73 Albania 21.41 2011
74 Aruba 20.7 2000
75 Argentina 20.58 2001
76 Costa Rica 18.31 2011
77 Serbia 17.56 2011
78 Croatia 15.72 2001
79 Tonga 15.47 2006
80 Bulgaria 15.1 2011
81 Italy 13.62 2001
82 Mongolia 13.46 2010
83 Turkmenistan 13.4 1995
84 Montenegro 13.13 2011
85 Maldives 11.63 2006
86 Kyrgyzstan 8.76 1999
87 Moldova 8.33 2004
88 Hungary 6.2 2001
89 Kazakhstan 3.63 1999
90 Lithuania 3.41 2011
91 Belarus 3.25 2009
92 Georgia 2.88 2002
93 Russia 2.73 2010
94 Armenia 2.19 2011
95 Azerbaijan 1.9 2009
96 Tajikistan 1.77 2010
97 Cuba 1.59 2002
98 Estonia 1.11 2011
99 Latvia 1 2011
100 North Korea 0.0134 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people", United Nations Statistics Division.  Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Illiterates/Aged-over-10-per-thousand-people

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